New research now indicates that varroa mites feed on bee “fat bodies” and not completely the hemolymph. Some beekeepers are thinking about the implication on treating for mites. You can read one person’s thought here.
This is welcome news as American Foulbrood is very damaging to bees and beekeeping. Not only are the bees killed but the spores can remain viable for 40 or more years on the hives. The only way to “treat” hives infected with American Foulbrood is to burn the equipment! Very harsh indeed.
Bees may soon get an ally in their fight against bacterial disease — one of the most serious threats the pollinators face — in the form of an edible vaccine. That’s the promise held out by researchers in Finland, who say they’ve made the first-ever vaccine for insects, aimed at helping struggling honeybee populations.
The scientists are targeting one of bees’ most deadly enemies: American foulbrood, or AFB, an infectious disease that devastates hives and can spread at a calamitous rate.
Read the full story here.
Brown County Beekeepers Association will have a booth at the Einstein Expo on February 2, 2019 at Shopko Hall in Green Bay WI. Experienced beekeepers will be present to answer any and all of your bee related questions.
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When: February 23th, 2018 — 8:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Great Lakes Energy Education Center (see map below)
Online Registration: Click here
How Much: $55 for an individual, $45 for additional family members
Includes: Light snacks, refreshments and lunch
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On Wednesday October 17th the BCBA held elections for 2019 officers. We are excited to announce the following:
- BCBA President – Dave Elsen
- BCBA Vice President – Julie Mazzoleni
- BCBA Secretary – Julianne Sanders
- BCBA Treasurer – Tom Cashman
We look forward to a 2019 season filled with good conversation, great learning for both new and experienced bee keepers, support and BEE FUN !
Please be sure the thank Steve Hupfer for 3 years as president and Lynne Lindgren for being our 2018 treasurer – THANK YOU AND WELL DONE!
The regular club meeting on November 21, 2018 will NOT be held at the Green Bay Botanical Garden. The new location is at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in the Great Lakes Energy Education Center.
Directions: Take Country Club Road off of West Mason (heading north). Turn right onto Student Center Blvd. Parking lot G will be immediately on your left and The Great Lakes Energy Education Center on the other side of the lot. Come through side door marked E2 and the meeting will be upstairs.
Here is a map of the NWTC Campus. On the map find the building identified as EE. That is the Great Lakes Energy Education Center.
We will put up signs to help guide you.
The October 2018 regular meeting is an important one for the club. A slate of officers is presented and a vote is taken. These officers will lead and direct the activities of the club for 2019. Please show up and vote.
Instead of a monthly meeting in July the Brown County Beekeepers club is having a PICNIC!
When: July 18, 2018
Place : Legion park – 1212 Charles St, De Pere, WI 54115 . We rented the covered area. Please note that there is some road construction, but the parking area is not impacted.
All club members, those thinking of becoming members, and invited guests of members are welcome. Please come! Let’s have some fun!
Please respond by FRIDAY JULY 13TH
We are looking for volunteers to bring the following:
- Meat and buns– Carol
- Salad (2) – any type or veggie tray
- Dessert (s)
- Chips, dip
- Calico Beans – Jim Arvey
- Paper plates, cutlery, cups – Julie Mazzoleni
Also, please feel free to bring DOOR PRIZE(S)
Please call, text or e-mail Carol Sturm to confirm you will be joining and any of the above items to share.
Carol Sturm @ email@example.com or 920-475-7301 to confirm
The August 2018 Green Bay Beekeepers Association monthly meeting will be held on its normal night and time. The meeting is the third Wednesday of the month, August 15, 2018, at 6:30 pm.
However, the location has changed from the Green Bay Botanical Garden to the Village Grill at 801 Hoffman Road, Allouez. Come early and have a meal before the meeting.
The September meeting will again be held at the Green Bay Botanical Garden.
The Brown County Beekeepers club participated in the Oneida Ag Expo on June 9, 2018. The Ag Expo Featured family activities that celebrated Oneida and Wisconsin agricultural heritage and future. There were food vendors, live music, 4H Garden tours and speakers such as Kyle Turley (former NFL player). A lot of interest in beekeeping was expressed by the attendees.